Photo Walk with Alina Kisina – 15th October, 2:00 – 4:00pm

3 October, 2016  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events


Join photographer Alina Kisina for an illuminating Photo-walk exploring the East End from a different perspective. Designed especially for Photomonth, this hugely popular event will include an introduction to Alina’s work and her favourite techniques, a walk to explore the image of the city through its reflections and will be followed by a return to the studio for the group to share their favourite images. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Meet in the Education Room @ Studios

Cost/Booking: £10 and advance booking essential, direct with artist.


This event is part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place, which includes more photography related events.  Please see the full programme here


Art and Dance Evening event (adults) with choreographer/dancer Chloe Aliyanni and artist Alicia Paz – Wednesday 19th October, 6.30- 9pm

29 September, 2016  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events, Workshops


A unique two part collaborative workshop for adults, run in conjunction with Alicia Paz’s Laughing Walls exhibition at the Blyth Gallery.

Part 1 visually explores the theme of ‘the Mask’ using an exciting range of techniques and materials to create illusion and materiality.

Part 2 explores themes of duality and the juggling of opposites within (y)ourselves, through simple movement tasks and dance.

Please read full workshop information here.
Where: Studio 4, 1st floor @ Studios then Dance Space
Cost/Booking:Free but please email us to reserve a place.

This event is part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place.  Please see the full programme here





Family Art and Dance Workshop, with choreographer & dancer Chloe Aliyanni and artist Alicia Paz – Sunday 16th October, 11.30am – 2pm

alicia-paz-creature-mixed-media-on-paper-48x37-5-cm-2012An exciting new two part collaborative workshop exploring imaginary characters and feelings through mask making (using pompoms, feathers, glitter, paint) and movement (expressed through dance, shadows and silhouettes).  Suitable for children 6-12 and their parents/carers.  Read more detailed information here.

Where: Meet in the Education Room @ Studios. Half way through we’ll move up to Dance Space.
Cost/Booking: Free to attend but please email us to reserve a place in advance.



Afterwards, why not drop into Studio4 to see a display of work produced in collaboration with Chisenhale Primary School, Old Ford Art Group and Bethnal Green Road Market Traders, by Studio4 resident Byzantia Harlow.

Where: Studio4, 1st floor @ Studios. 2-4pm

Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in


These events are part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place. Please see the full programme here


WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at Chisenhale Art Place – Saturday 19 March 2pm-3.30pm FREE


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Unfolding and Fulfilling our Creativity: A Woman’s Experience

Saturday 19 March 2pm-3.30pm FREE

Alina Kisina will share her experience as a photographic artist, how she develops ideas, the organic nature of her approach to making work and her enthusiasm for the medium of photography – the way it enables us to see and explore the world from new perspectives. These topics will be discussed with the audience in the context of how women relate to their creativity, explore their own artistic expression and cultural self confidence.

Date:Saturday 19 March 2pm-3.30pm

FREE but please book your place in advance through

Venue: 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ          Bethnal Green/Bow tube

For more details contact


London Children’s Book Swap – Saturday 13th February 2016

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Are you hungry for stories? Looking for a new adventure?

   Swap your old children’s books and take home some new ones!

Saturday 13th February 2016

12.30pm -2.30pm


All ages


Chisenhale Art Place will be participating in the fifth annual London Children’s Book Swap, which will take place in over fifty different family friendly arts and cultural venues located across London. Everyone is welcome, so start gathering your old books to bring along!


You are also welcome to take part in the Creative Saturdays that take place every Saturday at Chisenhale Art Place. Fun family arts sessions run from 10.30 am-12.30 at Chisenahle Studios.

Or, if you want to get the kids moving, try Chisenhale Dance Space’s energetic children’s classes. Times are between 10.00-1.00pm


Further details from or phone 020 8981 1916 or on our websites: (for art workshops) (for creative dance)





Exhibition of Photomonth Project




Young people from Whitechapel Gallery’s Photomonth workshop continued to work with Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina on a short term project to develop a body of work. This initiative developed by Photomonth involved sessions in her Chisenhale studio and around East London learning about photography equipment, different techniques and developing their individual styles.

On Saturday 21st November 2015, after six weeks, they held an exhibition of their photographs and working processes at Chisenhale Art Place.



Studio 4 Artist in Residence Joey Ryken presents ///¡Disco Mômo!///


Disco Momo Poster print


Disco Mômo is an open studio event following Joey Ryken’s recent residency at Chisenhale Studios during which he and his collaborator Boricua Octoplasmites (De Nada Unidos) have developed interactive sculptures, or ‘spectacular organs’, as part of their ongoing para-discotheque Disco Mômo; using embodied technologies to affect social reality in experimental ways.
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Expedition to the Icebergs

Expedition to the Icebergs HQ

For the month of November David MacDiarmid, Fritha Jenkins and Rebecca Glover will turn Chisenhale’s Studio 4 into a temporary office space for their ongoing project Expedition to the Icebergs.
They will use the space to consolidate and develop their Arctic research through a series of discussions, interviews and events.

What do you think you’ll make?

I dunno, jelly moulds for icebergs.


Some Arctic clairvoyance.

Expedition to the Icebergs is a collaboration between three artists to realise their long-held dream of travelling to the Arctic. It will bring together their separate artistic ambitions for the project, and focus upon the sharing of ideas and practices with others to eventually reach their common goal.


Chisenhale Open Weekend 2015

12 October, 2015  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events


Photo by Manu Valcarce at Chisenhale Studios

Chisenhale Art Place Members (Chisenhale Studios, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space) opened the doors for a free weekend of open studios, exhibition, performance and events.  Thanks to everyone who joined us, we found it very inspiring and rewarding and feedback tells us visitors did too!

The activities that took place included

Open Studios:
Most of our 40 artists were in their studios throughout the weekend, discussing their work and enjoying many a great conversation with visitors.

And the Studios at Chisenhale Dance Space were open for visitors to see live rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday.

Group exhibition:
Emerging artists from our inaugural professional development programme ‘Into the Wild’ held a group show in Studios 2 & 4, curated by Emma Warburton and Bar Yerushulmi. Special performances were also held on Friday night in the main studio at Chisenhale Dance Space.

Exhibitions of community artwork by:
Shutter Nutters 
A collection of photographs from members of this user-led mental health photography group, that regularly use Chisenhale Studios Education Room as their base to discuss and develop their work.

Chisenhale Primary School
A selection of work was exhibited from Chisenhale Primary School students who have taken part in the National Arts Awards, led by local artist Sara Heywood. The programme aims to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible and we’re proud to be involved.

Plus some hands-on workshops led by studio artists:
Dry point printing workshop with Kate Hardy
Portrait workshop with Vincent Milne
Artist talk by Alina Kisina
Tempura Painting workshop with Joy Girvin

Chisenhale Gallery was open extra hours, showing the current exhibition by Jumana Manana. A special screening was held on Saturday, with introductory talk and discussion.



Photo by Manu Valcarce at Chisenhale Studios